Teachers Play with Plasticine to Make Prints in the Education Room at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

This post follows on from Gathering Marks and Tearing Paper to Appreciate Prints by Goya, Turner and Cornelius at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and Monoprinting Inspired by Goya, Turner and Cornelius in the Education Room, and shows how teachers used Plasticine to print textures. The session was facilitated by Paula Briggs and Sheila Ceccarelli from AccessArt and Kate Noble from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Making Prints from Plastacine
Making Prints from Plasticine

 


Printing with Plasticine 

Following on from exploring Monoprinting, teachers enjoyed the change in scale, back down to a more intimate process. Like Monoprinting this session relied on an openness to experiment, and a 'trial and error' approach, to find how to get the best results.

Using Plasticine and Ink Pads, this this technique was explored as an accessible and clean printmaking approach, easy to take into the classroom with small groups of children and highly suitable for those working in SEND. 

Push an Object into the Plastacine
Push an Object into the Plastacine

 

Press the Plastacine onto an Inkpad
Press the Plasticine onto an Ink pad

 

Place the Plastacine down onto the Paper and use a Roller to apply Pressure
Place the Plasticine down onto the Paper and use a Roller to apply Pressure

 

Print Revealed
Print Revealed

 

Prints
Prints

 

String
String

 

Pressing a Seedhead into Plastacine
Pressing a Seedhead into Plasticine

 

Seedhead Print
Seedhead Print

 

Altering the Shape of the Plastacine Plate
Altering the Shape of the Plasticine Plate

 

Plastacine Prints
Plasticine Prints

 

Plastacine Prints
Plasticine Prints

 

Many thanks to the teachers who participated in this InSET training session for sharing their ideas and processes with AccessArt and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Many thanks to Ruth Purdy for her work with SEND and sharing this process with AccessArt.

Photographs by Paula Briggs.

 


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